If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:20-21
Categories: CropTalk, 2019
For most, managing and growing 3,800 acres of row crops would be enough of a full-time job, but imagine adding a start-up chia business to your plate and you'd be walking in Chris Kummer's shoes.
Having 20/20 vision means that you have good clarity of eyesight both up-close and far off. When it comes to soybeans, what does having 20/20 vision for the 2020 growing season look like for the Beck’s soybean product team?
Tar Spot is a newer disease in the U.S. that is increasing in its reach and severity. In response to growing concerns about this disease, Beck's product team has rated several of our commercial and experimental hybrids throughout our marketing area (see table below). While these findings are only preliminary since we have not yet had the opportunity to evaluate this disease over multiple years, we feel that this information will provide guidance in situations where there is significant pressure.
Looking ahead to the 2019 growing season, profitably should be on the mind of every farmer. Some questions that might be top of mind include: “Will it be more profitable to plant corn or soybeans? From fertilizer programs, nitrogen decisions, chemical programs, to seed, what is the magic recipe for profitably for 2019?” Knowing that every farm and field is different, there aren’t always easy answers to those questions.
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Many farmers perform fall operations at the conclusion of harvest to spread out their workload and/or properly prepare their fields for the next growing season. Given the challenges of the 2018 harvest season in some areas, many farmers' main focus was to complete harvest, which meant that traditional fall operations may have been left undone. This could leave many farmers with questions regarding how to react to the unfinished business.
The PFR Proven™ concept was developed out of necessity in 2016. During the development of the PFR Book that fall, we found ourselves overwhelmed by the sheer number of products we tested. As we stepped back to analyze this, we realized that we had a problem. If the people doing the research had a hard time sorting through everything that was going on in the PFR Book, then how could we expect someone outside of our team to know where to begin with a nearly 400 page research book?
Herbicide resistance is a term that carries a lot of weight in the agriculture industry. Whether you’re growing corn in Iowa or rice in Arkansas, weed control is a high priority. Resistance management is a key part of any herbicide program and we have come a long way since the release of Roundup Ready® Soybeans in 1996. Educational information like the Take Action Pesticide-Resistance Management Initiative, together with the release of new genetic platforms, help to fight herbicide resistance. What we know for a fact is that it takes a systems approach to manage weeds and herbicide resistance.
Before entering into a new marketing area, Beck’s always ensures that we have in place a lineup of products that perform and a team of people to support our customers. As we build relationships with farmers and develop a dealer network, a distribution center is the next step.
Happy New Year! In the December 2018 issue, we shared the results from Beck’s replicated soybean research trials highlighting Beck’s soybean performance within a given relative maturity group.
Genetic diversity, trait platform selection, and regionally-selected products are three key advantages with Beck’s high performing corn products. Genetic diversity means we provide access to elite germplasm from many different breeding programs, including our own, to help spread your risk each growing season.
My name is Peter Schram — born and raised on a farm in Nebraska. I attended the University of Nebraska, earning an Agribusiness degree and an MBA with an emphasis in Agribusiness. I currently am involved with farming the land my family and I own, as well as personally owning and operating a consulting/brokerage business in which I focus on helping build marketing plans. I am passionate about helping farmers make profitable decisions.
This is the time of year to start making your spring plans for wheat. Spring gets very hectic and wheat can be easily forgotten if you don't have a plan. The first place to start is by taking a stand count.
Sudden death syndrome (SDS) was first documented in the United States in Arkansas in 1971, and has continued to spread. In the last 20 years, the disease has become increasingly prevalent in the northern soybean growing regions.
Phosphorus readily binds to soil particles, making most phosphorus in the soil unavailable for plant utilization. There are two mechanisms to convert phosphorus into plant-available forms: mineralization (by microbes) and weathering. Cool temperatures, like what we often deal with at early planting dates, cause the release of phosphorus from both mineralization and weathering to slow down.
The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Just as a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him. Psalm 104:8-13